Claire’s Camera


In Hong's effervescent new work, a trio of Koreans in Cannes for the film festival circle around one another and a camera-toting tourist from Paris, played by Isabelle Huppert. While predominantly paying tribute here to the dialogue-rich films of Eric Rohmer with extended conversations about love and art and poetry, Hong also continues to send up himself and his industry through the film's only male character, a relentlessly self-involved director named So Wansoo.

"The eternal question of whether cinema, and art in general, can make a difference in people's lives gets a light-hearted affirmative answer in Hong Sangsoo's breezy 69-minute celebration of the mysterious power of filmmaking, Claire's Camera." – Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

"Hong has never been one to wear his cinematic loves and influences far off his sleeve, and the very title Claire’s Camera is a clear hat-tip to the late Eric Rohmer (the director of, among others, Claire’s Knee), whose conversational style and droll sense of reflective melancholy are very much the order of the day here." – Guy Lodge, Variety

Filmmaker Bio(s)

Since his debut with The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well, the winner of the Tiger Award at the 1997 Rotterdam International Film Festival, Hang Sangsoo has amassed a celebrated catalog of 22 features and counting. Among his work is Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors (2000), Turning Gate (2002), Tale of Cinema (2005), The Day He Arrives (Festival 2012), Our Sunhi (Festival 2014), and Yourself and Yours (Festival 2017).

Film Details
  • Country(ies): France/South Korea
  • Language(s): English, Korean, French
  • Year: 2017
  • Running time: 69
  • Director(s): Hong Sangsoo
  • Producer(s): Hong Sangsoo
  • Writer(s): Hong Sangsoo
  • Cinematographer(s): Lee Jinkeun
  • Editor(s): Hahm Sungwon
  • Music: Dalpalan
  • With: Kim Minhee, Isabelle Huppert, Chang Mihee

Print Source:

The Cinema Guild